Playoffs 2018 Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Detroit Red Wings' started by The Zetterberg Era, Apr 11, 2018.

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Who are you Rooting for to Win the Stanley Cup this year?

Poll closed May 1, 2018.
  1. Nashville Predators

    31.4%
  2. Tampa Bay Lightning

    11.8%
  3. Las Vegas Golden Knights

    9.8%
  4. Washington Capitals

    7.8%
  5. Winnipeg Jets

    15.7%
  6. Boston Bruins

    7.8%
  7. Anaheim Ducks

    2.0%
  8. Pittsburgh Penguins

    5.9%
  9. Minnesota Wild

    2.0%
  10. Toronto Maple Leafs

    3.9%
  11. San Jose Sharks

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Philadelphia Flyers

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Los Angeles Kings

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Columbus Blue Jackets

    2.0%
  15. New Jersey Devils

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Colorado Avalanche

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Ezekial

    Ezekial Fil the Thrill

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    Me too. Fun playoff hockey game to watch tonight.


    Pasta's final goal was too sick.
     
  2. WingedWheel1987

    WingedWheel1987 Registered User

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    Toronto was not realgud tonight.
     
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    i am rooting for boston - i've always liked their identity and players. bergeron-marchand-pastrnak is the best line in hockey for 2 years in a row now
     
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    I see them running in to cap problems though
     
  5. Pavels Dog

    Pavels Dog Registered User

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    A late 1st, 2nd round and 3rd round pick absolutely crushing the Leafs and their top 10 picks. Babcock's coaching has also seemed completely subpar so far, I expected their D and goaltending to prove themselves to be weaknesses but still expected Babcock's coaching to make for closer games. Wings never got embarrassed like this.
     
  6. Zetterberg4Captain

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    babcock having no greatest dman of all time, and a 19 year old datsyuk and a 20 year old zetterberg would get smoked 15-1 against these current boston bruins

    lets not kid ourselves

    chicago and pittsburgh lost before they won as well
     
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    Yeah, most likely. However, actually getting talented players in your system is harder than deciding what ones to keep once your up against the cap. Having too much talent is a pretty good problem to have.
     
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    Yeah, leafs weren't suppose to be a playoff team last season, and surprised everyone by making it. Would say that Babcock is part of the reason why a group of kids were turned into a playoff team as quickly as they were.
     
  9. Pavels Dog

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    Everyone loses. Not everyone wins. We’ll see if Toronto can fight back on home ice but I see no reason right now to think they’re just gathering experience for deep runs. They have real flaws on that team.
     
  10. Redder Winger

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    The problem I've always seen with Babcock in Toronto is that he's going to be out of rope with those young kids by the time they'r ready to win.
    Babcock's window might only be open 2 more years before those young kids get sick of his ****.
     
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    Tatar lost something in his motor. He used to be a pretty dynamic, energetic player who drove the play to the opposition's net.
    His shots/60 is down almost 25 percent from it's peak in 13-14.
    His Corsi/60 is down close to 30 perent from his first 3 years.
    People will say Datsyuk...but Tatar was a great corsi player with or without Datsyuk, and actually more productive without him.
     
  13. TatarTangle

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    Not even a hint of Mrazek relieving Elliot, pretty telling of what they think about Mrazek
     
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    How do you hint relieving a goalie?
     
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    Generally the goalie starts moving around the bench, camera pans to him, announcers say something. You know, a visual clue that might hint at something.

    Thougtht for sure there'd be movement from Mrazek on the bench after the fourth goal. Not a fan of Mrazek but knowing how he tends to step it up in the playoffs I'd be rolling the dice for one game with him in the crease.
     
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    Brian Elliot is a Hitchcock goalie. Like most average goalies.
    They look awesome behind a good team with a good system.
    But they get exposed on teams without coaching, defense and a system.

    I think Mrazek publicly questioning Hakstoll was the end of Mrazek there.
     
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    I think Mrazek playing like garbage was also a big factor. They should just play that Lyon kid.
     
  18. ArGarBarGar

    ArGarBarGar Defense Please

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    I always get a fuzzy feeling inside whenever I hear Ken Daniels doing a national broadcast. Guy is a total pro and deserves it.
     
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    TheMule93 On a mule rides the swindler

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    Capitals gave up a 3-1 lead, CBJ is currently up 4-3 near the end of the second.

    ref is hurt too, the stretcher was brought out. Hes grabbing his left knee.
     
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    TheMule93 On a mule rides the swindler

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    bobrovsky is playing like its the regular season
     
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    TheMule93 On a mule rides the swindler

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    jackets trying their hardest to lose the game

    they've taken like 4 penalties in the final 10min of this third period , caps tied it. Now caps are on the PP for the final 2min of the 3rd.
     
  22. TheMule93

    TheMule93 On a mule rides the swindler

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    Holy crap the Jackets are up 2-0 on the Caps, both road wins too
     
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    ArGarBarGar Defense Please

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    I have no idea what to do with the Capitals if they lose this series. Move Kuznetsov? Wilson? Do you even consider trading Ovechkin at that point?
     
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    Trade for Erik Karlsson, obviously.
     
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    Rooting for Jets but Preds will proably win it. Won't mind either.
     

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